7 Year Itch
As it says above, these were some early pencil drawings that Cliff Voorhees did for Billy's and Mandy's houses when we switched from "Grim and Evil" to "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" and "Evil Con Carne".
Our opening title was done over the course of three days. Because that's how much people in TV animation care about quality. Thankfully, I had the help of editor Bobby Gibis and Flash mastermind Spencer Laudiero to help me through. The images above are marker comps and paintings by art director Rae McCarson.
When we were doing the title, I knew I wanted a "dirty" look, but the film grain wiped out most of the detail. Here you can actually read the headstone gags...
This is part of the rough storyboard I did for the titles.
And here are some development drawings from Billy and Mandy's "final" episode. Make what you will of the quotes. The drawings above were done by Phil Rynda, Serapio Calm, and myself. The BG was painted by Don Watson.
Without giving much away, we learn a lot more about Grim's past. And we get to see some other characters from the show in a younger form. Above is Lord Pain. When we first saw him, he was obsessed with Grim. After that, he decided Mandy was his true Master. And who would Lord Pain be into before either of them?